Saturday is Race for the Cure 2020 – dress up in pink and come and support an organization which is making a difference in our local community.
Through events like the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure®, Komen Florida has invested over $14 million in community breast health programs in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties, has invested nearly $57 million statewide, and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research.
Breast Cancer Facts
- 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- The two most common risk factors for breast cancer are:
- Being female
- Getting older
- All women are at risk for breast cancer.
- The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age. Most breast cancers and breast cancer deaths occur in women 50 and older
- Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen.
- Breast cancer screening can help find breast cancer early when the chances of survival are highest.
- A mammogram is the best screening tool used today to find breast cancer.
January 25, 2020
5:30 a.m. Race Day Registration opens at Palm Beach Post Centennial Park (South Flagler
7 a.m. Main Stage Program begins at Meyer Amphitheatre
7:30 a.m. Women’s and Men’s 5K USATF Run (3.1 miles)
8:15 a.m. Runner’s Awards Ceremony and Entertainment at Meyer Amphitheatre
8:30 a.m. Acknowledgements/Entertainment at Meyer Amphitheatre
9 a.m. Warrior/Survivor Recognition Ceremony at Meyer Amphitheatre
9:30 a.m. 5K Walk (3.1 miles) and 1-mile Family Fun Run
10:15 a.m. Kids T-Shirt Art Contest Awards at Meyer Amphitheatre
10:30 a.m. Tots Run for the Cure (ages 5 and under) at Flagler & Evernia near Kid Zone
10:45 a.m. Kids Run for the Cure (ages 6-12) at Flagler & Evernia near Kid Zone
11 a.m. Event concludes
Interview with 2019 Warrior in Pink: Angel Trubeville
As heartbreaking as it is to lose our friends and loved ones to cancer, there is hope. And this weekend at the Race for the Cure we will celebrate those we lost, those who are still fighting and those who are celebrating their victory against breast cancer, and working to find a cure.
Last year before the race, I had a chance to interview one of the Race for the Cure “Warriors in Pink”, Angel Trubeville.
This interview appeared in my newsletter last year.
AW: Can you tell us about yourself?
AT: I am 41-years-old, single and originally from Lakeland, FL. I lived in Washington DC for 15 years before returning to Florida in August of 2017. I am in full time ministry. My current position is Campus Director at Family Church Village which, means I minister to people at our church, run our staff, and all of the ministries on campus.
AW: When did you learn you had breast cancer?
AT: I learned I had breast cancer on April 28 of 2018. I am very new to the journey. I had surgery in June and started chemo in August of 2018. I just finished the hard part of chemo and am currently receiving targeted therapy every 3 weeks through July of this year.
AW: After the initial shock, did you feel hopeful and inspired to use your experience to help others?
AT: After the initial shock, yes, I did feel hopeful. My faith and my relationship with God are very important to me. I started seeking God’s hope and purpose through Scripture and prayer. I had a few verses I took with me to every appointment so I could stay focused and choose hope while going through doctor’s appointments, tests and making decisions. My prayer when all of this started was that God would use my story to bring His hope to others.
AW: What does it mean to you to be named a 2019 Warrior In Pink?
AT: It is humbling to be named a Warrior in Pink. Many of my sisters have been in this fight much longer and have had harder journeys. I’m thankful for the opportunity to represent the fight against breast cancer and to let other women know they are not alone in this journey. I love the opportunities I’ve had to talk to others who are in this fight, to pray with them and encourage them that they are not alone.
AW: Are you excited for the Race for the Cure tomorrow?
AT: I am excited for the race! This will be my first venture back into anything physical since completing to the hard part of my treatment, so it is a milestone of sorts. I love that I get to celebrate in such a significant way!
AW: Do you have a team participating and can people support you?
AT: Yes, I have a team called “Angel’s Army”. We’d love to have others race with us! So, if there are people out there without a team, join us! They can go to www.komenflorida.org/race, click the “Register” or “Donate” button and find my team.
AW: Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?
AT: I hope to see you at the race. I’d love to personally meet anyone who is starting out on her journey and still trying to build her support team. My message and the Race’s message is don’t walk this road alone. Komen is there to support so many people in our community thanks to the funds raised from the Race. Readers should know that 75% percent of the Race’s net proceeds remain local to provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment to people in our community who can’t afford potentially life-saving services and 25% is dedicated to research to find a cure.